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Nov 19, 2012 5:30pm PST
but now japan, china, and south korea will have free lateral trade talks on tuesday as they put aside recent diplomatic tensions. will meet on the sidelines of the east asia summit in cambodia. the delegates are the trade minister, china's commerce minister, and south korea's chief trade negotiator. administrators have agreed in may during talks in beijing to begin negotiations by year end. but it took them awhile to deliver on their promise due to territorial disputes. japanese leaders are aiming to build on the fda to improve its ties with china and south korea. also on tuesday in cambodia, the t ten-member association and regional partners including china and south korea will likely agree to start discussions discussing regional economic partnership. >>> now let's chick on the markets for this tuesday morning. first the u.s. markets posted gains for monday on politicians' remarks indicating they're ready to compromise to avoid the fiscal cliff. the dow jones industrial average gained by 1.6% to close at 12,795. all 30 components ended in the positive. the nasdaq also surged nodding
Nov 21, 2012 7:00pm PST
shares up here in tokyo. let's take a look at other markets that are open this hour. in south korea, the kospi is trading higher by almost .8%, currently 1898. let's take a look at australia. the benchmark index there is trading well over 1%. 1.3% at 4426. >>> ministers from japan and south korea are discussing a broad range of economic issues. japan apparently hopes that the two countries will reassert the importance of their economic ties and that's despite a souring in their political relations due to a territorial dispute. the working-level talks in seoul on thursday will be attended by japanese deputy foreign minister koji and south korean deputy trade minister yi. they're expected to trade opinions on various matters including trade, investment and tourism. their topics are expected to include a free trade agreement between japan, south korea and china. the three countries agreed on tuesday to start talks on a tri-lateral fta. due to the territorial dispute between japan and south korea, an official meeting between the top leaders did not take place on the isidelines of the as
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Nov 24, 2012 10:00pm PST
about how during the korean war the north koreans came across the border into south korea and they were looking for people that could help them build their infrastructure so they took them into north korea. i often tell my gratalk to my grandmother go the story she has never seen or heard from her brother since. >> the country has been a living hell for millions. >> the famine of the late 1990s killed more than a tenth of the population of north korea. >> we estimate 2-3 north koreans starved. >> we hear stories of people starving to death people eating tree bark to survive. in the worst case scenario the stories of cannibalism. >> it has gotten better than worse but it has always been terrible. >> the dynasty continues today with kim jong unthe spitting image of his grandfather. >> one of the first acts is the shoot to kill order. >> i think he is tear fied of revolt. >> if you are sent back from china into north korea what could happen to you? >> the punishmhmhmhmhm >> it has been almost a year since kim jong-un the third son of kim jong-il took power in north korea after his father's
Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
to be south korea's next president are mapping out their strategies in the lead-up to voting day. official campaigning is now under way. and so for the next three weeks candidates will be crisscrossing the country to sell their message. park geun hye of the ruling saenuri party is one of the front-runners. she visited a national cemetery in seoul where she paid respects to those who died in the korean war and other continflicconflic. park expressed her determination to become the country's first female president. >> translator: south korea has to choose whether it wants to move forward with a prepared future or go back to the past which is marked with failure. we are now standing at a crucial crossroads. >> park also said she will promise to build a nation where everyone can lead a happy life. she's locked in a tight race with moon jae-in of the opposition democratic united party. he spoke in the second largest city of busan near his hometown. >> translator: i promise to become the first president to democratize the economy and establish a sound welfare system through a new type of politic
Nov 11, 2012 4:45pm EST
standard, publishers weekly, the asia times and in the south korea price. the reason is very simple. melanie kirkpatrick offers both a deeply moving, yet highly analytic account of experiences and north koreans who risk everything to escape the world's worst tyranny. in addition she talks about the incredibly dedicated christian missionaries and korean americans who help them in their fight to freedom. those of us who work in the policy world in washington sometimes risk becoming so a related to the news that in a sense our senses are doled amid no longer recognize the human consequences of tyranny and various public policies. this book, "escape from north korea" come as the perfect antidote to that phenomenon. melanie does an absolutely masterful job introducing us to some absolutely extraordinary individuals. tim chavan, the first pianist at the symphony who escaped to china, is arrested three times before he finally makes it to freedom all because he simply wanted the freedom to play the music of this choice. she gives us the story of stephen ken, you want a businessmen in china
Nov 8, 2012 7:00pm PST
of the regions indexes as well. sou south korea's kospi is trading down. toyota motor executives are boosting vehicles. it's said to become the production center. toyota president made the announcement in bangkok during the 50th anniversary ceremonies for the firm's thai unit. >> in the near future we plan to build as many as one million vehicles a year. >> the goal is to churn out one and a half times more product than the current 6,000 units per year. toyota is the best selling auto maker in thailand. three plants roll out vehicles for domestic consumption to over 100 countries including the rest of southeast asia. >>> the indian government has approved a project to export rare earth metals to japan. japanese trading house and an indian firm have teamed up. sources say it was green lit on thursday. toyota executives are said to begin test operations next month at 80ss extraction facility in southern india. exports will begin next year. that's all for business news this hour. i'll leave you with a recap of the region's markets. >>> it's two against one in south korea's upcoming election. now
Nov 19, 2012 9:30am PST
psy -- south korea's new superstar. >> i love the way he looks -- and the way he dances. >> time to get warmed up to dance along -- the concert in seoul's olympic stadium is about to begin. and here he is, backstage: psy, or park jae sang, as he's really called. >> you know, as i told you, i've done this for twelve years in my country, so i'm not nervous. so, we're going to say the word "chuktcha," which means "let's die." >> before the big show, a quick oxygen fix: psy will be entertaining his fans for almost four hours. the rapper with the sunglasses and glitzy outfit has landed the hit of the year: "gangnam style." put briefly, its essence is: dress classy, dance cheesy. thousands of shrieking koreans cheer him on. >> the weather was so hot in summer and the economy was so bad, so what i wanted to do was just make fun with music. that was all. so i made a song, i made a dance move, i made a music video, just for fun. >> dancing gangnam-style is like riding on a horse -- without the horse. loony but incredibly cool. the song was released in south korea in july. shortly afterwar
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Nov 24, 2012 7:00pm PST
about how, during the korean war, the north koreans came across the border into south korea ask they were looking for people that could help them build their infrastructure. so they took him into north korea. i often ask my grandmother about the story and it's difficult for her to talk about. she never heard from or seen her brother since. >> the country has been a living hell for millions. >> the famine of the late 1990s killed more than a tenth of the population of north korea. >> we have to make two to three million north koreans starve. >> we hear stories of people still starving to death, eating tree bark to survive, and the worst case, the stories of cannibalism. >> it had gotten better and worse and better and worse since then but it's always been terrible. >> the dynasty continues today with the third kim, kim kim kim jong un, the spitting image of his grandfather. >> one of his first acts as a shoot to kill order. >> he is terrified of the results. >> if you are sent back from china to north korea, what could happen to you? >> the punishment is death. try running four.n
Nov 20, 2012 6:00am PST
, south korea, and japan aiming to lower barriers to trade and services by the end of 2015. the economic bloc compromiises f the world's population and generates one-third of gdp. the same day of meetings had another major deal. trade ministers of japan, china, and south korea agreed to start negotiations for a trilateral free-trade agreement. ties between the neighbors have soured over various territorial disputes. but ministers of the nations managed to put their economies ahead of politics. one reason why china may be more open to partnerships in asia could be a certain level of anxiety over the increasing u.s. presence in the region. u.s. president obama had just met with the leaders of six countries include mag lay sha and singapore. they' peer to have agreed to speed up negotiations for the trans-pacific partnership. amid growing global uncertainties, asian markets are being looked on as economic advantages with great potential. they are striving for regional influence. hiroki yajima, nhk world, phnom penh. >> competition between the united states and china for influence in southea
Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
officials in south korea are trying to stay a few moves ahead of the reclusive and unpredictable neighbor. they want to stop north korean authorities from possibly launching a long-range missile, and so they've turned to china for help because it has a strong influence over the north. south korea's chief negotiator on north korea's nuclear development is visiting beijing. lim sung-nam will meet with senior chinese officials inwuding wu dawei. he's the chair of the six-party talks on north's nuclear program. >> translator: we will discuss the latest situation on the korean peninsula. i hope to build closer ties with china. >> lim's visit comes nearly a week after an american satellite imagery firm tsunamied a photo showing activity at a missile launch site in north korea. analysts say authorities in the north have recently transported trucks and many fuel tanks to the site. it is the same location from which they tried, but failed, to launch a long-rain ballistic missile back in april. north korean officials say it was a satellite-carrying rocket. >>> pob you louse, prosperous, pushing ahe
Nov 23, 2012 7:00pm PST
president lee myung-bak said he's sure the u.s. and south korea will continue to develop their alliance. australia is another key ally in the region. prime minister julia gillard pledged cooperations during president obama's second term. >> i'd like to welcome president obama my warmest congratulations on his reelection. we've got so much to do together in these years. >> chinese leaders also sent congratulatory messages. yet china's one asian country that might become frustrated with an expanded u.s. presence in the region. chinese have vowed to strengthen their maritime strength. not everyone in the region shared excitement over obama's victory. ahmadinejad accused the election as capitalists. obama wasted no time in showing his continued interest in the region. white house officials announced on thursday the president is expected to attend the east asia summit next week in cambodia. >>> presidential candidates are stepping up their campaigns. the front runner is taking a tough stance on foreign policy and the opposition camps announced a surprise move. park said historical and territ
Nov 15, 2012 6:00am PST
of the communist party's political bureau's new standing committee have visited south korea. the agency said china's relations with south korea are expected to strengthen. >>> north korean leader kim jong-un has sent a congratulatory telegram to xi jinping. north korea's state-run media quoted the telegram as saying xi's election to the post is an indication of the people's trust and expectations at a time when socialism is entering a new stage. the telegram said that kim believes the friendly ties between china and north korea will become stronger, as desired by the people of both countries. china is north korea's biggest ally. the economic ties between the two countries, including trade and investment, have strengthened in recent years. north korea wants to rebuild its economy with china's cooperation. attention is focused on when kim will visit china for talks with the new leaders. >>> three israelis have been killed after a rocket fired from gaza hit a building in the south of the country. they're the first casualties there since israel's military carried out an air strike that killed the hama
Nov 12, 2012 6:00am PST
. moon jae-in of the democratic united party said he stands firm with south korea's position on historical issues involving japan, but he also showed a positive stance on developing bilateral relations. >> translator: the leaders of south korea and japan should make special efforts to keep historical issues from hindering the development of future oriented ties between the two countries. >> moon has usually taken a tough stance toward japan. experts say he likely softened his position to cordon a policy on the company with independent presidential candidate ahn cheol-soo. moon is speaking to convince ahn to let him become the lone challenger in the december election. >>> north korea says it's ready for better relations with the united states, but it says the u.s. must first end its policy of hostility toward the north. the message came almost a week after the re-election of u.s. president barack obama. experts say the result should be a relief for the north as his republican challenger, mitt romney, had presented a much harsher policy toward the country. in an editorial in mo
Nov 19, 2012 6:00am PST
. >>> south korea's largest opposition party and an independent politician are still working to pick a candidate for the country's presidential election next month. representatives of moon jae-in of the democratic united party and independent ahn cheol-soo on monday resumed talks to pick one of them to run against the ruling party candidate. the negotiations had been suspended since last week. details of the talks were not available. but at a press conference, both men showed strong motivation to be the candidate. >> translator: i was chosen in a preliminary election within my party, and it would be impossible for me to make any concessionin concessions. >> translator: the two camps should achieve unity that would be welcomed by supporters of both candidates. >> with just a month until the election, the focus is whether the two sides can agree on a kand da si to pete bate the ruling party's park geun-hye. >>> some students in south korea are caught in a bind. they can't land a well-paying job without earning a university degree. but without a job, they can't afford tuition. we'll be
Nov 21, 2012 6:00am PST
are calling on small businesses in south korea to list their shares on the tokyo boards. the tse made the promotion in a seminar in seoul on wednesday. the event was held by an organization that helps enterprises to raise funds and enter foreign markets. more than 200 south korean companies including those from the information technology sector took part. officials from the tse said investors in tokyo are interested in asian firms with growth potential, and listing their shares on the tokyo bourse would raise their profile and credibility. a tse executive said establishing good relations will be a key to boosting global standing. >> translator: japan and south korea are neighboring countries and have strong business alliances. having said that, forging better ties with south korea is a big and important issue. >>> on tuesday the tse retained approval to tie up with the osaka securities exchange. the move is set to attract funds from foreign firms. the tse was one of the top venues for listing but ever since the japanese economy slowed down, keeping up with global stock exchanges has b
Nov 26, 2012 7:00pm PST
. >>> south korea's presidential hopefuls are gearing up for a fierce fight. the two front runners will launch their campaigns tuesday in their opponent strongholds. they lead a field of seven candidates. she'll make her first speech as a candidate on tuesday. she'll continue her campaign through the south western province of an oppositional territory. both candidates are touting their economic plans. south korean conglomerates have driven the country's growth. the race took an unexpected twist last week when the independent dropped out. his decision gave moon a boost in opinion polls. a weekend survey by public broadcaster suggests park has a two point lead over moon. the election is scheduled for t. who ever wins mustards diplomats with japan. japan claims islands in the water separating the nations but south korea controls territory. both candidates say that's not up for negotiation. still park says japan is an important friend. she wants to increase economic cooperation. moon says leaders of both countries should make efforts to present be a past from hinder ties but he's firmer on certain
Nov 19, 2012 7:00pm PST
. japanese leaders are aiming to build on the fda talks to improve ties with china and south korea. the ten member association of southeast asian nations including japan, china an south korea will likely agree to start discussing a region wide economic partnership. moody's has downgraded france. it lowered its assessment from its highest level. the move comes amid ongoing certainty. moody's officials said they downgraded to double a one. that's one notch below the highest aaa. the french economy is looking at a decline in its long term growth potential. negative factors include rigid labor market and structure problems. this is the second time for french debt to be reduced from the highest rating. in january this year standard and poor's cuts its assessment of french government bonds. let's check on the markets now. tokyo stocks opened higher on tuesday morning regaining the 9,200 mark in two months. the nikkei average is trading at 9,168 that's up .2% from monday's close. tokyo shares are losing ground as investors are selling recent gainers to lock in profits. now to currencies on the tok
Nov 26, 2012 1:00am EST
largest army in vietnam for many of the years after the united states and south korea. thailand saw it as a direct threat to themselves their regional power but did not see it as america's war but it would impact them. trying to lube concentrate on south vietnam but many was in laos. that also did service against the north vietnamese you cannot get the full view of the vietnam war without reading the regional perspectives and at the time in the united states is a focus on the exclusively american perspective while ignoring the vietnamese perspective but cambodian there are many of their national perspectives we should consider. i think about allies as well with united states have been foreign allies and through steadying interaction and what were the elements to agree and disagree will help us to understand iraq war afghanistan -- of guinness dan. it is works like this that would help. >>host: "in buddha's company" thai soldiers in the vietnam war." . . day professor at the naval academy. thank you for y
Nov 12, 2012 4:00pm PST
from south korea to help them develop u.s. business. >> larry gets new move there's. >> learning from robots. >> taking a look at mcarthur maze this, is our camera. you can see it's slow going really no matter which way you're headed right now. but particularly tougher folks going east. stay with us. >> these two kids can't make it, nobody can. latest break up of the decade. >> oh, brother. >> okay. neither justin beiber nor selena gomez is commenting. the twitterverse buzzing with speculation. the 20-year-old gomez pulling the plug on 18-year-old beiber. organizers say the two singers are scheduled to sit next to each other at the show next sunday night. you can catch amas right here on abc 7. >> we'll have to tune in and see if they're seated next to one another. >> the film owning the box office but mabel only for a mu few more days. fans weight one of the biggest premiers of the year. >> in the next few hours4 z, dreams of many fans will come true, they witness stars of "breaking dawn" part two walk a red carpet. fans have been campedo]2 outsie of the nokia theater for days and g
Nov 22, 2012 7:00pm PST
fame for his anti-virus programs. some call him the bill gates of south korea. representatives of moon and aung have been talking about joining forces. they held their first and only debate on wednesday to decide who should go up against pak. >> translator: i think i'm the best prepared candidate for those who want to run for president because of my experience in national politics. >> moon criticized aung for his lack of political experience, saying he's better suited to lead the country. aung responded by saying that south korean politics needs to change and that he is the one who can do that. >> translator: one citizen told me i should run for president. otherwise, the people will never be able to regain control of politics. i won't forget this. >> about policies towards north korea, moon said the south and north should hold an inter-korean summit as soon as possible. >> translator: you have to have a detailed plan from the beginning of your campaign. once i am elected, i will carry out my plan. >> translator: if you set a deadline for a summit, you lose the initiative during negotia
Nov 11, 2012 5:30pm PST
. the missing include construction workers. >>> the opposition candidates in south korea's presidential election have agreed to draft a joint pledge for economic and foreign policies. the move is part of their plan to field a single candidate. the democratic united party candida candidates disclosed the drafts as different venues. >> translator: i will ask them to talk to with the details about the policy as soon as possible. >> translator: we will discuss ways to field a single candidate to realize a change of government. that is what the people want. >> moon and ahne held a phone conference, and agreed to sbree grate their campaign processes and begin talks on how to choose a single candidate. they will explain their views this week. the two nominees plan to unite against park. she's leading the polls ahead of next month's election. >>> south korean lawmakers have decided to spend more on a public relations campaign for a group of disputed islands. south korea controls the islands in the sea of japan. south kor japanese lay claim to the territory they call takeshima. members of a foreign affai
Nov 7, 2012 7:00pm PST
and south korea. the country's foreign minister says it's unlikely prime minister yoshihiko noda will meet with south korean or chinese counterparts. gemba says arranging talks with china on the sidelines of the asean summit will be difficult. >> translator: japan and china have appeared to drift apart over the senkaku islands issue. it may take a long time before the situation improves. >> he says talks between japan and south korea will be difficult to hold. his comment comes after prime minister noda got into a heated exchange with dell dates over the senkaku islands at a meeting between asian and european leaders in laos. japan recently nationalized the senkaku islands in the east china sea. china and taiwan also claim them. >>> a new form of transportation in bangladesh is overtaking traditional pedal-powered rickshaws in popularity. modern versions have a rechargeable battery. they're so in demand the country is struggling to keep up. nhk world's yuko funazaki has more. >> reporter: rajshahi is a city in northwest bangladesh. ordinary people rely on manpowered rickshaw taxis to get a
Nov 28, 2012 6:00am PST
government. chinese authorities assembled the team to seek expedition of liu qiang from south korea. he was arrested in january after throwing bombs at the embassy. he's also admitted to setting fire to the yasukuni shrine. in tokyo last december. japanese officials have asked south korea to transfer liu after his jail term ends under their extradition treaty. however the chinese contracted lawyers want the man sent home as a political offender, rather than handed over to japan. south korean judicial officials say the legal team is made up of five lawyers from a prominent south korean law firm. the trial at the seoul high court is scheduled to begin on thursday. >>> tibetan exiles of india have taken to the streets in new delhi to protest the new government. >> reporter: tibetan exiles are angry about -- hundreds gathered in the indian capital wednesday to criticize china. they say its policies have driven does accepts of tibetan refugees to set fire to themselves. >> reporter: tibetan people are protesting daily to show their solidarity with self imgreat fors. 400 demonstrators protest
Nov 14, 2012 6:00am PST
. consider jill kelley's license plate. cnn confirms she's an honorary consul of south korea. at least for the time being sheechlt raise d some eyebrows and a few chuckles when she tried to invoke some kind of imaginary diplomatic powers in this 911 call to police. she was complaining about the media outside her home. >> you know, i don't know if by any chance -- i'm an honorary consul general so i have inviolability so, um, they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic, uh, protection involve involved as well by the way bu now because it's against the law to cross my property since this is now like, you know, it's inviloble. >> all right. i'll let the officers know. >> thank you. >> she had access to two of the most powerful and respected men in washington, form er head of the cia. it was kelley who unintentionally exposed his affair and cost him his job as cia director. and then the messages she traded with general john allen, now the focus of his own investigation. tom fuentes is a cnn contributor and former assistant director of the fbi. w
Nov 7, 2012 6:00am PST
them. lee sent a written message saying he's very pleased. he said he's sure the u.s. and south korea will continue to develop their alliance. he added the ties linking the nations have gotten stronger and more dynamic than ever over the past four years, especially because of a free trade agreement. a spokesperson for the presidential office said wednesday south korea will keep working closely with obama for peace and stability on the korean peninsula and northeast asia. >>> russian president vladimir putin sent obama a telegram congratulating him. putin's spokesperson declined to discuss the contents of the message, but said he hopes obama's re-election will have a positive impact on russia's ties with the united states. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has congratulated obama. in a statement he said he'll continue to work with the u.s. president to ensure interests vital for the security of israel's citizens. the two leaders are divided over how to deal with iran's nuclear ambitions. the u.s. is urging netanyahu not to take military action. palestinian president mahmoud abb
Nov 9, 2012 6:00am PST
of their business year. that's due to flagging overseas demand and increasing competition from china and south korea. three steel companies said that although they managed to stay in the black between april and september, their pretax profits plunged between 73% and 92% from a year earlier. they are nippon steel corporation, sumitomo metal industries and jfe holdings. nippon steel and sumitomo metal merged in october. another maker, kobe steel, swung into the red. corporate executives say demand for steel remains weak in the midst of the global economic slowdown. they predict that supply is likely to remain excessive for some time. >>> china's industrial production and sales picked up in october. the latest data appeared to show that the country's economy has started getting traction again. china's national bureau of statistics says industrial output climbed over 9% last month from a year earlier. it was the second straight month of gains. the pace of growth was 0.4% faster than in september. meanwhile, retail sales were up more than 14%. the increase was 0.3% more than in the previous month. earlie
Nov 5, 2012 7:00pm PST
week on favorable data. south korea's kospi is up. in australia the index is trading higher about a quarter percent. chinese officials are open to second front in their solar power world with the european union. they filed a complaint with the world trade organization. china's commercial ministry says their unfairly supporting solar power equipment makers. it has serious consequences for china's solar related exports. the eu ran an investigation into september. a spokesperson release add short statement acknowledging the chinese action. >>> business leaders are looking for any competitive edge they can get in this climate. some in japan are finding it's not enough to rely on employees who are technically talented. they say identifying and keeping people who get along with others are just as important. >> reporter: workers at this call center sell a variety of produc products. this name tag was used to point out areas that need improvement. each tag can identify other tags. when one worker interacts with another a record is kept who spoke to whom when and for how long. this data re
Nov 20, 2012 7:00pm PST
to reach agreement by the end of 2015. leader from japan, china, and south korea agreed to start talking on a free trade agreement of their own. they said they would put aside the territorial disputes between japan and the two other nations. japanese officials want to ease restrictions to give them more access to their neighbor's economies. chinese and south korean officials have already begun talks on a free trade deal between their countries. now negotiators involved in discussions for another free trade zone in the asia pacific say they hope to conclude an agreement by the end of next year. they're trying to strike a deal for what's known as the trance pacific partnership or tpp. leaders of seven of the 11 countries discussing the u.s. life led on the sidelines of the east asia summit. the negotiators wanted to conclude a deal by the end of this year, but they couldn't agree on how to eliminate tariffs and they're still divided on other issues such as whether they will allow exemptions to the rules. australian prime minister julia gilliard said an ambitious deadline would be to reach
Nov 27, 2012 7:00pm PST
on the greek bailout. take a look at other markets open in the asia pacific right now. south korea's kospi is trading lower by two-thirds of a percent and australia's benchmark index is trading lower as well down 4/10 of a percent at 4,439 so seeing alot of downward pressure on asian stocks today and see how china opens in a few hours. >>> officials at japanese retailers seven holdings are planning for the next major earthquake. they will introduce a computer system that can monitor the extent of damage at stores across japan. the new system was co-developed with a mapping company and is set to launch next month. it can automatically display the intensity of an earthquake at over 15,000 stores nationwide. the program also detects power outages based on the status of atms installed at each outlet. the system then suggests possible transportation routes based on information released by transit authorities. executives say they had difficulty assessing the condition of the 7-eleven stores and supermarkets after last year's disasters. management struggled to grasp which outlets needed more staf
Nov 7, 2012 7:30am EST
for the presidential office said wednesday south korea will keep working closely with obama for peace and stability on the korean peninsula and northeast asia. >>> russian president vladimir putin sent obama a telegram congratulating him on winning a second term. the spokesperson declined to discuss the contents of the message but said he hopes the pe impact on russia's ties with the united states. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has congratulated obama. in a statement he said he'll continue to work with the u.s. president to ensure interests vital for the security of israel's citizens. the two are divided over how to deal with israel's. mahmoud abbas also released a statement saying he hopes obama will continue his efforts to achieve peace in the middle east. >>> the lead officials in charge of china are gathering in beijing to chart the country's future. the communist party is about to begin its transition of power. hu jintao and other leaders who had been at the top for a decade are stepping aside. the next generation is taking over. the 18th congress of the chinese communist party sta
Nov 15, 2012 7:30am EST
that occasion to express japan's participation in the free trade talks. >>> in south korea, the disparity between large and small enterprises is expected to be a major issue in next month's presidential election. small-sized stores across the nation are protesting the opening of big supermarkets in their neighborhoods. 300 people, including small shop owners, rallied in seoul. they're making demands to supermarkets to close for one day over weekends when customer traffic is high. small retailers are under pressure from large stores in their neighborhood. supermarket operators are making huge profits by taking advantage of their diversified business. meanwhile, the government brought together the two sides for the first meeting. executives of leading chain store operators met with representatives of a small retailers association. in response to complaints from family-run shops, the managers of chain operators proposed they would not set up stores in cities with a population of 300,000 or less. they also offered to close for one weekday twice a month. >>> texas instruments will withdraw fro
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